Advantages Tasty snack food easy to handle
Disadvantages If you pile your filling too high it might slide off the bread
WARNING *** Reading this review might make you want to rush into the kitchen and raid the fridge.*****THE SANDWICH
What is a sandwich? A snack food consisting of two slices of bread with a filling. A great British invention.It is said the sandwich was named after John Montague, fourth Earl of Sandwich, who' s cook invented the modern sandwich in 1762. The Earl was gambling one evening and was too involved to leave a card game to have a meal. He ordered bread, cheese and meat to be brought to him so he could continue his game. His inventive cook provided him with roasted meat between two slices of toasted bread. The Earl continued to play his game holding his meal in one hand and so the humble ‘sandwich’ was invented. It soon caught on as a convenience food and the name ‘Sandwich’ stuck. Now over 200 years later whether it made from bread, barmcakes, cobs or rolls, from wholegrain, wholemeal, granary or the simple white slice the sandwich is one of the most eaten snacks today.
The more important aspect of a sandwich is the filling but any ingredients to your taste will do. I have compiled a few of my favourite and possibly your favourite fillings too.BACON & HP SAUCE. Nothing can beat the nations favourite sandwich. Taking the idea from Jamie Oliver’s second cookery book I visit my baker and ask them to slice a small tin load lengthways so my bread slices are double in length then adding half a pound of tasty, thick crispy rashers of back bacon and a good helping of HP sauce. You may only get approximately 8 slices from one of those small loaves but it is enough for four large bacon butties. Did you know HP was invented by F. G. Garton, a Nottingham grocer and began to market HP Sauce in 1903. Garton had heard that a restaurant in the Houses of Parliament had begun serving it and called it HP: Houses of Parliament sauce. Later Garton sold the recipe and HP brand, for the sum of £150 as settlement for unpaid bills to Edwin Samson Moore.
CHEESE. Cheese is always a good base for a humble sandwich to which you can add other ingredients to make your sandwich.
Cheese and Onion are perfect for each other, the pungent strong vegetable compliments and the creamy dairy product a thick slice of Spanish salad onion with a mature cheddar, definitely my favourite. Other cheese-partnered combinations are equally delicious, cheese & tomato, cheese & ham, cheese & turkey (a favourite I have discovered in Canada and surprisingly tasty), cheese and salad, or for those who like a little spice condiment with your cheese, cheese and pickle.
BLT. Bacon, Lettuce and Tomato. An American invented sandwich, which I occasionally have from the sandwich delivery van at lunchtime when I am working.
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